Man Survives On Hops
[caption id="attachment_1789" align="alignnone" width="600"] Brandon with his Nanny State[/caption]
That beer is BrewDog's Nanny State, a 0.5% abv near beer that was originally a joke concept created in 2009 as a rebuttle to local outcry at their then newly released 18% abv beer Tokoyo.
Nanny State follows in the steps of BrewDog's 3.5% abv IPA How To Dissapear Completely, taking the concept of a hop session to a new level.
'There is over 60 kilos used in our tiny 20HL batch. It contains more hops than any other beer ever brewed in the UK. It has a theoretical IBU of 225."
"You can buy some and make your own little protest against the bueorocracy and regulation epidemic that is apparently all that stands between us and the slow and gradual downfall of Western civilisation here."
Brandon is protesting against the 'bueorocray and regulation epidemic' of general health practicioners by depriving himself of water (he admits to having a glass of juice every now and then) and seeing if it is, in fact, possible to die from hops.
Death by Hops?
Google says that it isn't really possible, even the cdc doesn't have any cases of hop poisoning. Hops are a dangerous plant though- for dogs. And can be smoked by humans, but usually just causes a headache (first hand account, that one there).
Put a little beer on it
Not only does Brandon add the highly hopped beer to his cooking but substitutes Nanny State for his milk with cereal and keeps a bottle on his shower rack.
[caption id="attachment_1791" align="aligncenter" width="819"] How a man survives on hops[/caption]
BrewDog has got wind of Brandon's mission to prove the health abilities of low alcohol beer and have made a few suggestions themselves, including:
Steam his clothes with a beer-powered iron
Brushing teeth (a hop rinse please)
But why not also:
A bubbly mixed fruit bowl
Nanny State and scotch (man's gotta drink while fasting)
Eye contact beer rinse
Or you could get real culinary and do what the Beeroness suggests:
IPA Ceviche lettuce wraps
IPA Caesar salad dressing
Jalapeno IPA Hummus
Old idea with new approach
Trying to kill oneself with beer isn't a new concept, my father tried to do it for years, just as humanity has tried done ever since creating and consuming alcohol. Using beer in new creative ways is a funny thing to watch, like people sitting in cold beer baths or, heck way not fill your prosthetic legs with lager. But beer as means to internal health?
30 day beer cleanse to lose weight
Modern drunkard wakes up pools of his own shit
Brandon might not be changing the bureaucracy, finding the cure for cancer, or even deeply effecting his own physical well being (other than making his piss hop scented) by using .5% abv beer as a water substitute for two weeks but he is doing something we (American) beer geeks admire- pushing hop consumption to new, ever ridiculous levels.
Thumps up for #Man Survives On Hops!